NUS BBA

BBA (Accountancy) Programme

For students who matriculate from AY2017/2018 onward:

Under the new BBA (ACC) programme, students are enrolled directly* into an honours programme and are required to complete 160 Modular Credits (MCs) to graduate.

The degree requirements for the refreshed BBA (ACC) programme are listed in the table. For further elaborations on each component, please refer to the drop-down accordions after.

BBA (ACC) Direct Honours Programme Requirements

Modules
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
•  General Education Modules
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 
•  Core Modules
•  ACC Specialisation Modules
•  Internship Module
•  Honours Programme Modules
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
NON - CREDIT, GRADUATING REQUIREMENTS
•  Academic Orientation Modules
•  Intensive Primer Module
•  Career Preparation Programme

*Students are availed the option to complete the basic Bachelor degree if they so wish.

 

For students who matriculated in AY2015/2016 onwards:

The curriculum structure and requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours Programme may be found in Tables 1 and 2 below.

Table 1: BBA (ACC) Programme Requirements

ModulesModular Credits (MCs)% Of Total MC Requirements
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
(Please refer to the respective accordion below for more information on University Level Requirements).
20 16.67%
   PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 
•  Major Requirements
(a) 15 Core Modules (worth a total of 60 MCs)
(b) 8 Accounting Essential Modules (worth a total of 32 MCs)
92 76.67%
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT
Internship module (worth 4MCs)*
4 3.33%
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
Unrestricted Electives (worth 4MCs)
4 3.33%
   TOTAL 120 100%

Table 2: BBA (ACC Hons.) Programme Requirements

ModulesModular Credits (MCs)% Of Total MC Requirements
 UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 
(Please refer to item h below for more information on University Level Requirements).
20 12.5%
   PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS: 
•  Major Requirements 
   (a) 15 Core Modules (worth a total of 60 MCs) 
   (b) 13 Essential/Restricted Elective Modules 
      -  8 Accounting Essential Modules (worth a total of 32 MCs) 
      -  An Honours Dissertation (worth a total of 12 MCs) OR three dissertation replacement modules 
      -  Compulsory Field Service Project (worth a total of 8 MCs)
112 70%
INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENT
Internship module (worth 4MCs)*
4 2.5%
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS
Unrestricted Electives (worth 24MCs)
24 1 5%
   TOTAL 160  100%

 

* In so far as the student reads an 8MCs internship module (BI3002), 4MCs of that would be mapped to the compulsory internship module (BI3001) and the other 4MCs would be mapped to unrestricted electives. Students are permitted to complete up to 12MCs of internship modules (BI3001 + BI3002), where the additional 4MCs will be used to fulfill the Unrestricted Elective Module requirements.

For students who matriculated in AY2014/2015:

The curriculum structure and requirements of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) / Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) with Honours Programme may be found in Tables 1 and 2 below.

Table 1: BBA (Acc.) Programme Requirements

Modules Modular Credits (MCs) % Of Total MC Requirements
   UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 
(Please refer to the respective accordion below for more information on University Level Requirements).
20 16.67%
   PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS 
•  Major Requirements 
(a) 15 Core Modules (worth a total of 60 MCs) 
(b) 8 Accounting Essential Modules (worth a total of 32 MCs)
92 76.67%
   UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS 8 6.66%
   TOTAL 120 100%

Table 2: BBA (Acc. Hons.) Programme Requirements

Modules Modular Credits (MCs) % Of Total MC Requirements
   UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 
(Please refer to the respective accordion below for more information on University Level Requirements).
20 12.5%
   PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS: 
•  Major Requirements 
(a) 15 Core Modules (worth a total of 60 MCs) 
(b) 13 Essential/Restricted Elective Modules 
-  8 Accounting Essential Modules (worth a total of 32 MCs) 
-  An Honours Dissertation (worth a total of 12 MCs) OR three dissertation replacement modules
-  Compulsory Field Service Project (worth a total of 8 MCs)
112 70%
   UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS 28 17.5%
   TOTAL 160  100%

To fulfil the requirements of the BBA (Acc.)/BBA (Acc. Hons.) programme as well as to satisfy all the coursework requirements for the professional Accountant qualification, the 120/160 MCs read by BBA (Acc.)/BBA (Acc. Hons.) students will consist of the modules listed in the following accordions.

For students who matriculate from AY2017/2018 onwards:

The NUS BBA (ACC) programme features a streamlined core with 11 foundation modules. Individually, the modules contribute to either the Analytical, Functional or Leadership component of the student’s core curriculum. Collectively, they provide the NUS Accountancy student a comprehensive strong business foundation to complement their professional training in accountancy. The modules are listed in the table below.

   Module Code   Module Title
  Analytical Core
   DSC1704    Decision Analytics using Spreadsheets (New!)
   DSC2702    Programming for Business Analytics (New!)
   BSP1703    Managerial Economics
   BSP2701    Global Economy (New!)
  Functional Core
   ACC1704    Accounting for Decision Makers (New!)
   BSP1702    Legal Environment of Business
   MKT1705    Principles of Marketing
   MNO1706    Organisational Behaviour (New!)
   FIN2704    Finance
   DSC2703    Operations and Technology Management (New!)
  Leadership Core
   ES2002    Communication Skills for Business Leaders


For students who matriculated before AY2017/2018:

There are 15 Core Modules (worth 4 MCs each) in the B.B.A (Acc) programme as shown in the table below.
   Module Code   Module Title
 Analytical Core
   BSP1005    Managerial Economics
   BSP2001    Macro and International Economics
   DSC2008    Business Analytics – Data & Decisions
 Functional Core
   MNO1001    Management and Organisation
   ACC1002    Financial Accounting
   MKT1003    Marketing
   BSP1004    Legal Environment of Business
   ACC1006    Accounting Information System
   ACC2002    Managerial Accounting
   FIN2004    Finance
   BSP2005    Asian Business Environments
   DSC2006    Operations Management
   BSP3001    Strategic Management
 Leadership Core
   MNO2007    Leadership and Ethics
   ES2002    Business Communication

For students who matriculate from AY2017/2018 onwards:

Under the new curriculum, Accountancy students need to fulfill 11 compulsory accountancy modules.

List of compulsory Accountancy modules:

   Module Code   Module Title
   ACC2706    Managerial Accounting 
   ACC2707    Corporate Accounting & Reporting I (New!)
   ACC2708    Corporate Accounting & Reporting II (New!)
   ACC2709    Accounting Information Systems
   ACC3701    Assurance and Attestation
   ACC3702    Corporate and Securities Law
   ACC3703    Taxation
   ACC3704    Advanced Corporate Accounting and Reporting
   ACC3705    Valuation
   ACC3706    Corporate Governance and Risk Management
   ACC3707    Integrated Perspectives in Accounting and Business 

In addition to the above, the following accounting elective modules listed in the table maybe offered. Do note that this list in not exhaustive. Unrestricted electives do not need to be from accounting.

List of Accountancy elective modules:

   Module Code   Module Title
   ACC3711    Managerial Planning and Control 
   ACC3712    Advanced Assurance and Attestation
   ACC3713    Accounting Theory
   ACC4711    Advanced Taxation
   ACC4712    Forensic Accounting
   ACC4713    Financial Institution Audit and Compliance
   ACC4751    Advanced Independent Study in Accounting
   ACC4752    Advanced Independent Study in Accounting (2 MCs)
   ACC4761    Seminars in Accounting
   ACC4761A    Seminars in Accounting: Internal Audit
   ACC4761C    Seminars in Accounting: Advanced Accounting Theory
   ACC4761D    Seminars in Accounting: Risk Management Technology
   ACC4761E    Seminars in Accounting: Public Sector Audit
   ACC4761F    Seminars in Accounting: Advanced Corporate Governance
   ACC4761G    Seminars in Accounting: Advanced Risk Management

For students who matriculated before AY2017/2018:

There are 8 accounting essential modules (worth 4 MCs each) as shown in the table below:
   Module Code   Module Title
   ACC3601    Corporate Accounting & Reporting
   ACC3603    Assurance and Attestation
   ACC3604    Corporate and Securities Law
   ACC3605    Taxation
   ACC3606    Advanced Corporate Accounting & Reporting
   ACC3614    Valuation
   ACC3616    Corporate Governance and Risk Management
   ACC3619    Integrated Perspectives in Accounting and Business

In addition to the above, the following accounting elective modules listed in the table maybe offered. Do note that this list in not exhaustive. Unrestricted electives do not need to be from accounting.

   Module Code   Module Title
   ACC3602    Managerial Planning and Control
   ACC3613    Advanced Assurance and Attestation
   ACC3615    Accounting Theory
   ACC4611    Advanced Taxation
   ACC4612    Seminars in Accounting

For students who matriculate from AY17/18 onward:

All students are now automatically accepted into the Honours programme with the option to withdraw and complete with a basic degree if they wish.

The new curriculum also features a dual-track Honours Programme. Students may choose from 1 of the 2 Honours tracks offered based on their academic inclinations and aspirations.

  1. Research Option: Dissertation (12MCs) in the area of specialization, 2 advanced Independent Study Modules not related to dissertation research area (8MCs), or a Field Service Project
  2. Coursework Option: 3 level 4000 business modules in area of specialization (12MCs), and a Field Study Project (8MCs)

For more information on Honours dissertation and Field service project, please click on the links below:

For students who matriculated before AY17/18:

Honours students have to take another 40 MCs worth of modules that will include an Honours Dissertation (12 MCs), compulsory Field Service Project (8 MCs) and another 20 MCs of Unrestricted Elective requirements.  (Please see the BBA (Acc. Hons.) Programme table above for details)

For more information on Honours dissertation and Field service project, please click on the links below:

For students who matriculate from AY2017/2018 onward:

(1) Academic Orientation Modules (AOMs)

AOMs are online-based multimedia modules in Calculus and Statistics, and Microsoft Excel Skills for Business. Fresh to the curriculum, these modules provide consistent pre-requisite knowledge preparation to facilitate more effective learning of core modules in class as a cohort once semester begins.

  • BPM1701 Calculus and Statistics
  • BPM1702 Microsoft Excel Skills for Business

(2) Intensive Primer Module

Effective at introducing specific knowledge and experiential skills within a relatively short time frame, the intensive primer module is an initiative by the Business school to ensure all students begin with a comprehensive introduction to ‘Understanding How Business Works’.

  • BPM1705 Understanding How Business Works

(3) Career Preparation Module

In nurturing AGILE leaders for marketplace impact, the Career Preparation module consists the following 3 components, focusing on exposure and skills, to complement the formal programme.

  • Leadership Seminar Series: To provide greater exposure to industry leaders, students will be required to attend a minimum of four seminars delivered by industry leaders each year.

  • Global Immersion and Study: A requirement for all students, this segment ensures all students receive direct and significant international exposure through participation in a global initiative. This may be such as a semester abroad, an overseas internship, a case competition or a study trip.

  • Career Creation Programme: This will comprise a series of activities designed and coordinated by NUS BIZ Career Services to provide students with practical skills. Students will learn job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills, understanding one's strengths and job motivations, networking techniques as well as business etiquette and corporate dressing.

 

For students who matriculated before AY17/18:

The School has been organising seminars and workshops to help students prepare for the working world. They will learn job search strategies, resume writing, interviewing skills, understanding one's strengths and job motivations, networking techniques as well as business etiquette and corporate dressing. Such training is now offered to all business students as the BFS1001 Personal Development & Career Management and BFS2001 Personal Development & Career Management modules.

For students who matriculated in AY2015/2016 or later, 4MCs of the required Unrestricted Electives have been ring-fenced for the compulsory internship module.

Students are highly encouraged to pursue a second specialisation, major or minor with the Unrestricted Elective Modules. Under this component, students may take any modules to fulfil their Unrestricted Elective Modules requirement. That is, they may take modules offered by the School of Business and/or modules offered outside the School to fulfil this requirement.

BBA (Acc.) and BBA (Acc. Hons.) students must also complete an accounting or finance-related internship. For students who matriculated in AY2015/2016 or later, this will constitute 4MCs from the unrestricted elective module requirements.

For students who matriculate from AY17/18 onwards, please refer here for more details under the specialisations tab, as similar requirements apply.
For students who matriculate before AY17/18, please refer here for more details under the specialisations tab, as similar requirements apply.
 

The University Level Requirement (ULR) is a graduation requirement which comprises General Education aimed to connect disciplinary knowledge and perspectives with the skills needed for lifelong learning beyond the university.

For cohort 2015/16 onwards:
All students are required to read and pass five General Education (GE) modules, one from each pillar:
1.            Human Cultures
2.            Asking Questions
3.            Quantitative Reasoning
4.            Singapore Studies
5.            Thinking and Expression

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the GE modules within the first two years of their candidature.

For cohorts 2010/11 to 2014/15 and before: 
The ULR consists of
(a) 2 General Education (GE) Modules,
(b) 1 Singapore Studies module and
(c) 2 Breadth modules (i.e. electives outside Business School)  

GE Modules cover two broad subject groups: 
Subject Group A: Science and Technology 
Subject Group B: Humanities and Social Sciences 

BBA (Acc) students are required to read at least one GE Module from Subject Group A, including polytechnic diploma holders who are granted advanced placement for one GE Module. 

For more information on Advanced Placement Credits (APC), please visit the following link -http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/graduation.html